Videos of Nobel Prize lectures in chemistry

The Nobel Prize laureates are required “to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded according to the Nobel Foundation statutes. The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize award ceremony, which takes place in Stockholm or, in the case of the peace prize, in Oslo on 10 December.

Videos of Nobel Prize lectures in chemistry

2021

Asymmetric organocatalysis
Nobel Prize lecture by Benjamin List

Asymmetric organocatalysis: Democratizing catalysis for a sustainable world
Nobel Prize lecture by David W.C. MacMillan

2020

For the development of a method for genome editing
Nobel Prize lecture by Emmanuelle Charpentier

The Chemistry of CRISPR: Editing the Code of Life
Nobel Prize lecture by Jennifer A. Doudna

2019

Designing Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes
Nobel Prize lecture by John B. Goodenough

The Origins of the Lithium Battery
Nobel Prize lecture by M. Stanley Whittingham

Brief History and Future of Lithium-ion Batteries
Nobel Prize lecture by Akira Yoshino

2018

Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life
Nobel Prize lecture by Francis Arnold

Phage Display: Simple Evolution in a Petri Dish
Nobel Prize lecture by George P. Smith

Harnessing Evolution to Make Medicines
Nobel Prize lecture by Sir Gregory P. Winter

2017

Early cryo-electron microscopy
Nobel Prize lecture by Jacques Dubochet

Single-Particle Reconstruction – Story in a Sample
Nobel Prize lecture by Joachim Frank

From Electron Crystallography to Single Particle cryoEM
Nobel Prize lecture by Richard Henderson

2016

From Chemical Topology to Molecular Machines
Nobel Prize lecture by Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Design and Synthesis of Molecular Machines based on the Mechanical Bond
Nobel Prize lecture by Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

The Art of Building Small, from molecular switches to motors
Nobel Prize lecture by Bernard L. Feringa

2015

The Intrinsic Fragility of DNA
Nobel Prize lecture by Tomas Lindahl

Mechanisms in E. Coli and Human Mismatch Repair
Nobel Prize lecture by Paul Modrich

Mechanisms of DNA Repair by Photolyase and Excision Nuclease
Nobel Prize lecture by Aziz Sancar

2014

Single Molecules, Cells, and Super-Resolution Optics
Nobel Prize lecture by Eric Betzig

Nanoscopy with Focused Light
Nobel Prize lecture by Stefan W. Hell

Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy
Nobel Prize lecture by William E. Moerner

2013

Development of Multiscale Models for Complex Chemical Systems: From H+H2 to Biomolecules
Nobel Prize lecture by Martin Karplus

Birth & Future of Multi-Scale Modeling of Biological Macromolecules
Nobel Prize lecture by Michael Levitt

Computer Simulations of Biological Functions: From Enzymes to Molecular Machines
Nobel Prize lecture by Arieh Warshel

2012

A Brief History of G-Protein Coupled Receptors
Nobel Prize lecture by Robert J. Lefkowitz

The Structural Basis of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling
Nobel Prize lecture by Brian K. Kobilka

2011

Quasi-Periodic Materials – A Paradigm Shift in Crystallography
Nobel Prize lecture by Dan Shechtman

2010

Palladium Reactions for Organic Syntheses
Nobel Prize lecture by Richard F. Heck

Magical Power of Transition Metals: Past, Present, and Future
Nobel Prize lecture by Ei-ichi Negishi

Cross-coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for C-C Bonding
Nobel Prize lecture by Akira Suzuki

2009

Unraveling the Structure of the Ribosome
Nobel Prize lecture by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

From the Structure and Function of The Ribosome to New Antibiotics
Nobel Prize lecture by Thomas A. Steitz

Hibernating Bears, Antibiotics and the Evolving Ribosome
Nobel Prize lecture by Ada E. Yonath

2008

Discovery of Green Fluorescent Protein, GFP
Nobel Prize lecture by Osamu Shimomura

GFP: Lighting Up Life
Nobel Prize lecture by Martin Chalfie

Constructing and Exploiting the Fluorescent Protein Paintbox
Nobel Prize lecture by Roger Y. Tsien

2007

Reactions at Solid Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity
Nobel Prize lecture by Gerhard Ertl

2006

The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription
Nobel Prize lecture by Roger D. Kornberg

2005

Olefin Metathesis: The Early Days
Nobel Prize lecture by Yves Chauvin

Olefin Metathesis Catalysts for the Preparation of Molecules and Materials
Nobel Prize lecture by Robert H. Grubbs

Multiple Metal-Carbon Bonds for Catalytic Metathesis Reactions
Nobel Prize lecture by Richard R. Schrock

2004

Intracellular Protein Degradation: From a Vague Idea thru the Lysosome and the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System and onto Human Diseases and Drug Targeting
Nobel Prize lecture by Aaron Ciechanover

The Ubiquitin System for Protein Degradation and some of its Roles in the Control of the Cell Division Cycle
Nobel Prize lecture by Avram Hershko

Ubiquitin at Fox Chase
Nobel Prize lecture by Irwin Rose

2003

Aquaporin Water Channels
Nobel Prize lecture by Peter Agre

Potassium Channels and the Atomic Basis of Selective Ion Conduction
Nobel Prize lecture by Roderick MacKinnon

2002

Electrospray Wings for Molecular Elephants
Nobel Prize lecture by John B. Fenn

The Origin of Macromolecule Ionization by Laser Irradiation
Nobel Prize lecture by Koichi Tanaka

NMR Studies of Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules
Nobel Prize lecture by Kurt Wüthrich

2001

Asymmetric Hydrogenations
Nobel Prize lecture by William S. Knowles

Asymmetric Catalysis: Science and Technology
Nobel Prize lecture by Ryoji Noyori

The Search for New Chemical Reactivity
Nobel Prize lecture by K. Barry Sharpless

2000

Semiconducting and Metallic Polymers: The Fourth Generation of Polymeric Materials
Nobel Prize lecture by Alan Heeger

“Synthetic Metals”: A Novel Role for Organic Polymers
Nobel Prize lecture by Alan G. MacDiarmid

The Discovery of Polyacetylene Film: The Dawning of an Era of Conducting Polymers
Nobel Prize lecture by Hideki Shirakawa

1999

Femtochemistry: Atomic-Scale Dynamics of the Chemical Bond Using Ultrafast Lasers
Nobel Prize lecture by Ahmed Zewail

 

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